Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Guest Post by JPC Allen: Winter Weather as Writing Inspiration

Author and blogger JPC Allen shares writing prompts and tips on her blog JPC Allen Writes. Today she's visiting to share some wintery inspiration. Happy reading and writing! -Anne Image courtesy of TORSPOMEDIA via Unsplash.com The weather is a villain any writer can use. It’s better than a human one because it doesn’t require a… Continue reading Guest Post by JPC Allen: Winter Weather as Writing Inspiration

Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

I’m Guest Posting Today

Author JPC Allen asked me over to her blog for an interview today. Her theme this month has been "romance, love, and friendship"— stop by for my authorly thoughts. 🙂 -Anne Author Interview with Anne Clare — JPC Allen Writes JPC Allen invites you to join the adventure of writing with tips, prompts, and inspiration… Continue reading I’m Guest Posting Today

History Class, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Three Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Research Sources

Hello Readers and Writers! Today, I'm revisiting and refreshing a post from 3 years ago. In a period where news stories diverge widely depending on where they come from and even Facebook (that authoritative pinnacle of reliable information) is busy "fact-checking,"  exploring the reliability of sources isn't just for writers—though it's still awfully important for us! I… Continue reading Three Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Research Sources

Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Interview at Jennifer Hallmark’s “Inspired Prompt”

Welcome to the weekend, Readers and Writers! Author Jennifer Hallmark was kind enough to ask me to stop by her site, "Inspired Prompt,"  for an interview today. The link is below if you'd like to pop over, too (and maybe win an e-book?) Today we’d like to welcome blogger and author, Anne Clare, to the… Continue reading Interview at Jennifer Hallmark’s “Inspired Prompt”

Books, History Class, Life, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, World War I, Writer's Life, Writing Tips

Writing About the Army as a Civilian- How Hard Could It Be?

Pretty hard, actually, but I'll get to that in a moment. Welcome to the second of my series of special posts, counting down to my WWII historical fiction novel's debut next Friday, June 28th! First of all, here's a look at the second of three prize packages in my celebratory giveaway.* While planning these prizes,… Continue reading Writing About the Army as a Civilian- How Hard Could It Be?

Beta Reading, Publishing, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing

Writing a story is one thing. Writing it for other people to read- well, that's a whole different ballgame, isn't it? Writing, editing, editing some more, rewriting, editing, choosing a publishing venue, editing, formatting and cover design, and a few more rounds of editing- getting a book to a point where it can be called… Continue reading Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing

Beta Reading, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Eight Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should

As a child, I resisted asking for help.  After all, if I had to ask, someone might suspect that I didn't know everything. (Gasp!) I'd like to say that I've gotten better as I've gotten older, but I've never been a good liar. When I took my first tentative steps towards seeking publication a couple… Continue reading Eight Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should

Life, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Fictional Babies Never Spit Up: On Writing Characters With Children

Ah, details. There's nothing like a detail that's out of place or forgotten for pulling me out of a story. For instance, I have no problem watching a movie about reconstituted dinosaurs walking the Earth. I'll even accept that the characters truly believe that this time having said dinosaurs in a theme park will work out. But… Continue reading Fictional Babies Never Spit Up: On Writing Characters With Children

Uncategorized, Writing Tips

Three Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Research Sources

Hello Readers and Writers! Today, I'm revisiting and refreshing a post from 3 years ago. In a period where news stories diverge widely depending on where they come from and even Facebook (that authoritative pinnacle of reliable information) is busy "fact-checking,"  exploring the reliability of sources isn't just for writers—though it's still awfully important for us! I… Continue reading Three Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Research Sources

Beta Reading, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writing Tips

Better Beta Readings

It never fails to surprise me when, in spite of my best efforts, typos slip into my writing. I proofread my blog posts until my eyes won't focus. I've proofread my longer pieces until I can't stand to look at them any more. Perfection still eludes me. And that is where a good beta reader becomes… Continue reading Better Beta Readings